Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

by Redmond Kathleen Molz, Phyllis Dain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262133466

ISBN-13: 9780262133463

Pub. Date: 03/03/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

In Civic Space/Cyberspace, Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities,
and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country;

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In Civic Space/Cyberspace, Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities,
and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book combines a scholarly, humanistic, and historical approach to public libraries with a clear-eyed look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262133463
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/03/1999
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1The Mission: Consensus and Contradiction11
2The Institution: Governance and Funding45
3The National Perspective: The Federal Role in Library Development89
4The National Perspective: The National Information Infrastructure123
5The Institution: Services, Technology, and Communities183
Appendix217
Notes223
Index249

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